Rectangular bead

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

1.5 x .65 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-35b

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a rectangular bead of pale greenish glazed steatite, square in section and pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition